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  • Saturday, July 15, 2000

    Osieck mum on who'll have to contain Yorke

    By SCOTT ZERR -- Edmonton Sun

     If Holger Osieck knows who he'll have marking Trinidad and Tobago super-striker Dwight Yorke, he's not tipping his hand in any way, shape or form.

     The head coach of Canada's national soccer team and the architect of the squad's 15-game unbeaten streak maintains that he will assign his fittest defender to thwarting the slick moves of the Manchester United forward. The choice might be made at today's late-afternoon practice or it could be a game-time decision.

     Either way, Osieck isn't offering up much on the subject. He did point out, though, that Yorke isn't the only threat for Canada's back line to be concerned about.

     "We should not just be focused on him because the other players are good as well," Osieck said. "(Arnold) Dwarika is good, Stern John is very dangerous and (Russell) Latapy is a very influential player, so we can not just concentrate on one."

     Even if he's not directly responsible for guarding Yorke's every move, Captain Canuck Jason De Vos is sure to see a great deal of one of the world's most creative footballers who is as lethal in the air as he is with the ball at his feet.

     "A great player. I think everybody on our team respects his reputation and his abilities. Certainly he's one player who could give us some problems, but I don't think we'll spend our entire time focusing on one player," said De Vos, Canada's best player at last summer's Canada Cup at Commonwealth Stadium.

     But perhaps T&T's strategy plays right into the Canucks' plan as evident by the Maple Leaf Gang's back-to-back 1-0 victories, including the clean-sheet verdict in the semifinal of the Gold Cup in February.

     "We're well aware that they're a very talented team. They're very skilful going forward and very attack-minded, so that should match up very well with our defensive strategy," noted De Vos.



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